Dr. Vijay Eswaran is the founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies. He founded QI Group in 1998 as a multilevel marketing company. The QI Group is involved in a number of different sectors of the economy including retail, education, financial services, direct selling, hospitality, and more recently education.
The company is based in Hong Kong and has offices in other Asian countries including Singapore, Thailand, and Dr. Eswaran’s native country of Malaysia. QI Groups services and products are additionally sold in 10 other Asian countries through subsidiaries.
Beyond his work with the QI Group, Dr. Vijay Eswaran is an author and is a sought out motivational speaker. He has spoken at conferences and business gatherings across the globe on a variety of different topics. He is also a philanthropist that supports a number of charities.
Dr. Vijay Eswaran built the QI Group of companies on direct marketing and sales over the internet. The company has a vast network of independent contractors that sell the companies products and services. This has worked out very well for both QI Group and the independent contractors have both done well with this model of selling.
The first product that he sold was commemorative coins for the then upcoming 2000 Olympics that were held in Sydney, Australia. Even though other companies had a head start on selling the coins, QI Group ended up in the top three in sales volume due to direct marketing and internet sales. Dr. Eswaran is now worth over $500 million.
As he deeply believes in giving back to the community, Dr. Eswaran has established a number of charities. The RYTHM Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the QI Group. This foundation supports disadvantaged children throughout Asia. In his native Malaysia, Dr. Vijay Eswaran established the Vijayaratnam Foundation.
This charity also supports children and has a focus on providing teenage girls with educational opportunities. The foundation also mentors children in order to help them reach their full potential.